The series "Portraits of actors in roles" created by E. Afanasieva, became a notable event in the theatrical life.
Born in Brest-Litovsk. Worked in the studios of V. Batalova, G. Komarova, M. Afanasyev, Vladivostok. From 1923 to 1929 he studied at the higher art school of N. N. Of kupreyanov, P. V. Miturich, and P. I. of the city. Since 1932 - member of the Union of artists of the USSR. From 1954 he worked in Moscow theaters on the creation of the cycle "a portrait of the actors in the roles." Krasnoarmeyskaya art gallery has almost monographic collection of 100 original works by the artist 1930-1980-ies, among which the most widely represented book graphics.